Silent Commits

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    Christian

    Christian Active Member


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    Saw someone mention on another thread the possibility of SC having silent commits. Got me thinking about the idea of a silent commit and eventually asking the question of why would someone ever be a silent commit. If you’re going to commit somewhere, why not just make it a verbal commitment? What’s the benefit of not publicly announcing it?
     
       
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    Sometimes it's because you're committing to an out of state school and you don't want to deal with the added pressure locally. Sometimes it's because you want to make a big show of it at the end of the process in a televised announcement. And sometimes it's because kids can't help themselves and they wind up making two or three (or four or five) silent commitments.

    Ultimately, a silent commit is just as firm as a public commit and plenty of them get broken every year.
     
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    Yep...silent commits are not worth the paper they are not printed on
     
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    Helton was a silent commit to Folt
     
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    Based on an interview I heard this afternoon, it would not surprise me if we have 2-3 silent commits for the 2021 class.
    I understand the angles behind it and whatnot, and it is something that I probably would tell my children to do also to keep themselves from the public scrutiny.
     

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